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Sonny's BBQ

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7820 Lyles Ln NW, Concord, NC 28027-7193
(704) 979-0073
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Concord, North Carolina
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111 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went through the drive through window in a truck so we had a good look at the kitchen though the window. NOT TO GOOOOD, Couple of young guys look more like automated robots opening precooked prepackaged ribs tossing them in a warmer, oven or the like but don't believe there was any real cooking going on. Kitchen didn't look that... More 

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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209 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving through Charlotte we spent a night at a hotel near here. Originally tried to get into the BBQ across the road which has slightly better ranking on Tripadvisor but they had a 35 minute wait for our party of 5. Sonny's seated us immediately. The BBQ was great. They were out of sliced brisket but had chopped. We've spent... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was okay, but not what is expected in the Carolinas. The chicken was good - no sauce basted on the chicken. I did love the garlic toast.

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Thank RevSanWill
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, RevSanWill. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you! More 

Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is great. Restaurant is clean and neat. Good location. Service is quick and quality is good. Went we are in the area we always stop

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Stafford, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at a fair price! The service was excellent and the ribs were well done and tasty. The green beans were too salty so I had to send those back (had to settle for coleslaw which was okay), but the sweet ribs and sweet potato were great. The cornbread muffin was delicious. I love that you get a choice... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Had a great lunch at Sonny's ! The salad bar was stocked with great items... the BBQ was one of the best ever... just a nice family atmosphere !

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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

On Thursday July 7 I went to sonny's BBQ. It was delicious, it was cooked perfect, Great food and great for the family, it's a must. I really enjoyed it.

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Thank Walter B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Walter B. Thanks for your great feedback and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The BBQ was delicious and the price was good for my budget on vacation. The location was great! Walking distance from Great Wolf Lodge for those on group trips.

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Thank Cynthia G
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear it, Cynthia G.! Thanks for your great feedback. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a regular stop when we're over in that area. Go with family and friends on a regular basis. Ribs, pork and chicken BBQ are all great.

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback, JGM818. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We love to visit Sonny's when we are out of town, as we do not have these back home anymore. We found this location to be very good, great service and a nice fresh salad bar. Our food was served quickly and accurately and everything was just as tasty as we always have known Sonny's to be. Satisfied customers!

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Thank Laura A
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear it, Laura A.! Thanks for the great feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7820 Lyles Ln NW, Concord, NC 28027-7193
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: (704) 979-0073
Description
In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.

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